Vol. 19 Call For Papers

Attention Artists and Writers:

We’re writing to invite you to contribute to the 19th volume of the literary journal P-QUEUE, which will be released this Summer 2022. 

Our theme we’ve chosen is “Site / Cite.” Feel free to interpret this theme in any way useful to you. 

If you’re interested, please send between 5-15 pages of work (you may also include explanatory notes about your process), along with a current bio to pqliteraryjournal@gmail.com by May 1, 2022. We are interested in cohesive work: if your submission is accepted, we would be accepting the submission as a whole (as opposed to accepting and rejecting individual parts). We strongly prefer .docx or .pages file formats. Any writer who has not previously been published in P-Queue is eligible to submit. If your piece has a strong visual component or if you are concerned with how individual pieces will be formatted, please keep in mind that our journal is printed 5.25 x 7.5–any piece we publish will be formatted to fit within these margins.

If you aren’t familiar with the journal and you’d like us to send you our most recent issue, please let us know. Past issues are also archived online. You can read a bit about the editorial focus of the journal, and its history of publishing poetry and poetics at https://p-queue.blog/pdf-archive/. In the past we have featured artists’ statements, discussions of poetics, and theorizations of the journal’s thematic content alongside poems and more clearly ‘creative’ texts. 

You’d be joining a great list of previous writers, including but not limited to Tyrone Williams, Craig Dworkin, Judith Goldman, Duriel E. Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin, Ronaldo V. Wilson [Black Took Collective], Bhanu Kapil, Craig Santos Perez, CAConrad, Sarah Dowling, Trisha Low, Anne Boyer, Jennif(f)er Tamayo, Will Alexander, Woogee Bae, Tracie Morris, Edwin Torres, Amy Catanzano, and Julie Patton.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to hearing from you.

P-QUEUE Co-Editors